Snapchat launching augmented reality art platform

Snapchat launching augmented reality art platform

It is expected that the ART launch can aid Snapchat to revive its sluggish growth pattern shown recently. Sculpture options include Koons' Balloon Dog, Swan, Rabbit, Popeye, and Play-Doh. While getting these enormous sculptures on display in various different global locations might be a challenge, it's simple to create them digitally for audiences to enjoy as part of Snapchat's ever-evolving attempts to escape its origins as a tool for sending lewd pictures to strangers.

The first artist to debut on the platform is said to be Jeff Koons, according to Jonah Grant, a software engineer claiming to have used a timehack on Snapchat's site to reveal balloon pop-art sculptures that would be seen in Central Park in NY.

Pop artist Jeff Koons will be the first of many artists whose work will come to life on the app. Koons' past work includes his iconic pop-art balloon sculptures that have found a home in many world-class art exhibits, such as in The Broad in Los Angeles. There will also be a sign-up form for other artists to submit their own art to the platform.

Teasing the announcement, a website - art.snapchat.com - featuring a timer counting down to the big reveal scheduled later on Tuesday was circumvented by a reporter at Business Insider.

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Last month, the company released a feature that allows users to superimpose their Bitmoji avatar into a video or photo. Snapchat seems to have beaten Facebook to the punch. Instagram famously copied Snapchat's face filters earlier this year. The initiative is "just an example of the way Snapchat is trying to remove the friction in the creative process", Spiegel said. There's definitely a place for them, and Snapchat will no doubt get some mileage out of introducing a sizable chunk of their user base to Jeff Koons' artwork, but let's not pretend that one of these games is any more culturally relevant than another at this stage.

However, Snapchat continues to struggle as user growth slows and financial losses mount. The messaging and media app average 173 million daily active users in the second quarter of 2017, inching up from 166 million the prior quarter.

At $14.64 apiece, Snap shares are down 46% from their all-time high after their stock market debut in March, and down 13% from the initial listing price of $17.

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